Telling Brooklyn’s Story Through the Census (Virtual Program)
In celebration of Census Day on April 1, join Turnstile Tours, in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society, NYC Census 2020, Prospect Park Alliance, and the U.S. Census Bureau, for a special, virtual dive into the Census and Brooklyn history. We’ll discuss the importance of the 2020 Census, and delve into the history, from the first federal census of 1790 to the present day.
First, we will speak with Kathleen Daniel, the field director with NYC Census 2020, and Shelley Worrell, Caribbean partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, about this year’s census and what is at stake for delivering vital services and funding to our communities, including Brooklyn’s thriving Caribbean-American community. Then, we will be joined by Nalleli Guillen, historian and project manager of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Revealing Long Island History project, who will discuss how historians, genealogists, researchers, artists, and tour guides utilize this rich well of information.